“Marrakesh Express” from “Remembering Eternity”

“The sounds of “Marrakesh Express” filled the room. The song captured the carefree joy known only by a child: the joy that makes kids join hands and begin to spin round in circles until they fall, dizzied, to the ground in wild laughter. It had the joy of a nursery-rhyme jingle, the effervescence of empty calories that taste delicious on a hot summer’s day, the head-lilting insubstantiality of happiness uncontaminated by thought. The very sound of the word “Marrakesh” evoked for the teenagers the exoticism of the Casbah, its shadowed alleyways lined with stalls from which were offered the brass and woven handicrafts of an ever-so-foreign culture. In their imaginative eyes, they saw Fez-topped and mustachioed Arabs, cafés filled with hookah-smoking loungers, where young boys swatted flies with horsehair whisks, and undulating, semi-exposed belly dancers, sequined and fringed, clinking with metallic disks and coins, jingling with tiny bells, and reflecting with in-sewn mirrors. They were on the train with Graham Nash, heading out from Casablanca on a grand adventure.”


Richard Maddox

Richard Dietrich Maddox's writing focuses on the search for permanent happiness, the goal of finding paradise on earth, the attainment of human Enlightenment. His work, though fiction, attempts to convey the profound spiritual Truth passed on to humanity by Enlightened Masters. Maddox approaches spiritual wisdom from a Western level of experience, presenting characters to whom readers can easily relate, offering situations in which readers might well have found themselves. His work offers, in a style which those living in the West will find understandable, the possibility of blissful existence.

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